The underside polished smooth, the end of the blade gently curving. The flaking is of high quality, with alternating ripples and a serrated cutting edge formed from minute flakes. A small chip restored.
The exceptional quality of this knife suggests a ceremonial or votive use. Such Predynastic knives are among the finest examples of flint knives in the world. These blades were made from chert, a type of light brown flint. The flaking was produced by applying localised pressure at a right angle to the blade's long edge.
Darchambeau collection, Belgium; acquired between 1963-1967